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    Music There's quite a lot of old high quality stuff...

    There's quite a lot of old high quality stuff going cheaply. Well worth keeping an eye out for.
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    Just why do you have two computers?

    Just why do you have two computers?
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    Music I got the Akai cassette deck about 7 years ago on...

    I got the Akai cassette deck about 7 years ago on eBay for about 30. Its very nicely made and works very well. When I got it, I put some new belts in. The potentiometers inside for setting the bias,...
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    I've had a bit of fun with dual monitors before,...

    I've had a bit of fun with dual monitors before, but I don't use such a setup normally.

    To be honest, I think I'd rather have a larger & higher resolution monitor than dual monitors.

    I can see...
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    I did recently acquire a nice Pentium II machine....

    As we know Steve, he probably still has a Pentium 2, so it could indeed be time to change.[/QUOTE]

    I did recently acquire a nice Pentium II machine. I'm yet to make a topic about it, but it does...
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    Should I build a new PC?

    I've been wondering if I ought to try and build a new PC.

    There isn't anything wrong with my current system, but I wouldn't mind future-proofing myself a little.

    What sort of hardware tends to...
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    Music Retro Grooves Vol. 1

    I just got a copy of Retro Grooves Vol 1 by Anders Enger Jensen.

    I heard some of his music in 'The 8 Bit Guy' on YouTube, and this particular cassette featured in a couple of videos by Techmoan.
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    I've not sent them anything for repair before, but I've purchased from them, and I met Matthew Leaman personally once, and he seemed like a nice bloke, so I'd be surprised if they don't get back to...
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    I'm surprised you found Firefox slow to load....

    I'm surprised you found Firefox slow to load. I've recently installed it on my 'new' Pentium 4 laptop and it loads in under 10 seconds. It loads in under 5 seconds on my Linux box.

    I have noticed...
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    Windows 7 Slowness

    As a follow on to my Vista slowness thread, here is one about Windows 7.

    My Dad has an HP laptop with Windows 7. I tried to use it today to set something up in Thunderbird. Thunderbird took ages...
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    I went to set up the new machine today. I think...

    I went to set up the new machine today. I think this 'new' machine is actually older than the 'old' one (albeit with much better specs).

    On this guy's monitor, the machine booted but would only...
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    They decided to go and look at the local computer...

    They decided to go and look at the local computer shop who do a lot of refurbished PCs. I went with them today and we managed to get a small form factor Dell Dimension (similar to the current one),...
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    He phoned up earlier to say he was interested in...

    He phoned up earlier to say he was interested in trying Windows 7, so I recommended he did that.

    Is it still possible to buy a license for Windows 7?
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    I understand Windows 10 doesn't support floppy...

    I understand Windows 10 doesn't support floppy drives anymore, so that could well be an issue :D.
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    Judging by the specs on that Microsoft page, it...

    Judging by the specs on that Microsoft page, it will probably be OK. I suggested upgrading to Windows 7 a few years ago but he never followed up with that.

    I think they were going to go and ask at...
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    SSDs for older laptops?

    I've just been given a couple of old (modern by my standards :thumbs:) laptops, one is a Pentium 4 and one is a Pentium M. Unfortunately I'm a bit short of laptop HDDs, so I was pondering putting an...
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    The guy who has this Vista computer is concerned...

    The guy who has this Vista computer is concerned about it since MS is soon stopping support for Vista. He was asking about Windows 10.

    Will Windows 10 likely run OK on a 2007 era typical consumer...
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    Not me :cool:

    Not me :cool:
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    Peace

    Peace
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    Stuffing

    Stuffing
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    I'm pleased to say that that 1TB drive I bought a...

    I'm pleased to say that that 1TB drive I bought a while back is still only half full :). I reckon it'll take a while for me to fill it up completely.

    My PowerBook on the other hand only has a 4GB...
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    Looks like it came from a company called TI...

    Looks like it came from a company called TI Group. Not quite sure what they do/did. There's a few dial up networking connections which look like they were used to remotely connect to the company's...
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    I have my Philips CM8833 MkII and my Microvitec...

    I have my Philips CM8833 MkII and my Microvitec 1438 which are great for old machines. The Philips is also good for video/TV stuff. They are preferable to a modern LCD, but as I've said in other...
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    I might have a fiddle with Linux, but i don't...

    I might have a fiddle with Linux, but i don't think there's much benefit to it running Linux. I prefer Linux for more modern systems.

    I have been wanting to try out Mac and Amiga emulators on it....
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    I do rather like Windows 98's hi-colour icons. ...

    I do rather like Windows 98's hi-colour icons.

    Yes, the pointer is the thing on the side of the screen. Its usable once you get used to it, but its a bit fiddly. I don't know why they didn't just...
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